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William Jasper "Jack" Galloway
Mar 8, 1885 - Jan 4, 1919

Good Citizen Passes Away

(From Saturday's Daily)

Jack Galloway died at his home in the Drane Community this morning at 9 o'clock after a few days illness with influenza and pneumonia. The deceased is survived by his wife and two small children and his parents who live in Ennis. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pinkston of Drane and no young man was more highly esteemed by those who knew him. He was intelligent, industrious and honorable in all his acts and leaves behind him a splendid name and a memory that will always be honored.  The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment
in the Campbell cemetery.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light Newspaper - Jan 7, 1919)

Nicholas “Nick” Gries
Jan 13, 1842 - Jun 8, 1921

Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late Nick Gries were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery conducted by Rev. Father Graffeo at 5 o’clock this afternoon. The services were well attended and H. S. Ellis, Earl Smalling, Arthur Massely, Sam Harper, Sam King and J. C. Hughes.

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Hattie Cornelia (Jackson) Gries
May 6, 1887 - Dec 29, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. HATTIE GRIES

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Gries, aged 42 years, who died at her home, 1120 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday morning about 8:30 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Mrs. Gries was a native of South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, N. O. Gries; two sons, Tom Gries and Edwin Gries; and one daughter, Lorine Gries, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. N. Jackson, Van Alstyne, and J. F. Gries, Angus, and seven sisters, Mrs. Will Dorsey, Beeville; Mrs. G. H. Ligon, South Carolina; Mrs. A. J. Stagner of Frost; Mrs. J. L. Caffey, Angus; Mrs. B. F. Gullett, Dallas; Mrs. Arthur Walker, Corsicana; and Mrs. B. L. King, Denver.

Pallbearers were John Smalling, Joe Smalling, Tom Caton, Jim Callens, Hub Thorne and Sam Harper.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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MRS. HATTIE GRIES DIED SUDDENLY; BE BURIED THURSDAY

Mrs. Hattie Gries, aged 42 years, died at the family home, 1120 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday morning about 8:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Mrs. Gries was a native of South Carolina.

Surviving are her husband, N. O. Gries, two sons, Edwin and Tom Gries, and one daughter, Florine Gries, all of Corsicana; two brothers, W. N. Jackson, Van Alstyne and J. F. Gries, Angus; seven sisters, Mrs. Will Dorsey, Beeville; Mrs. G. H. Ligon, South Carolina; Mrs. A. J. Stagner, Frost; Mrs. J. L. Caffey, Angus; Mrs. B. F. Gullett, Dallas; Mrs. Arthur Walker, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. L. King, Denver.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Nickolas Oscar “Nick” Gries
Jun 26, 1886 - Jun 6, 1970

Nick O. Gries Dies Saturday

Nick O. Gries, 83, a long-time resident of Corsicana and retired Texas Company employe, died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Corley Chapel with Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Gries had been employed by the oil company many years. He was a member of the 11th Avenue Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, a son, E. C. Gries of West Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Noel McGinnes of Victoria and Miss Norma Gries of Corsicana; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mina Simmons of Dallas; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jeter, Jim Ellet, Lloyd Carraway, Curtis Williams, Mickey Matthews and Ernest Jones.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 7, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Hattie Cornelia (Jackson) Gries 2nd wife Viola Ruth (Massey) Gries s/o Nicholas Gries & Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Parker) Gries

William Lewis Simmons
Jan 23, 1887 - Mar 25, 1959

W. L. Simmons Rites Friday

W. L. Simmons, formerly employe of the Magnolia Company here, resident of Mesquite the past 12 years, died at Mesquite Thursday.

Funeral services were held Friday at Mesquite with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, two sisters and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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John "Big John" Henry Thomas Jr.
abt 1951 - Jan 16, 2016
 
John ‘Big John’ Henry Thomas Jr., 64, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16,
2016 at his residence. Wake service will be Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roane Chapel Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Grimes officiating. M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

 


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Mary Lee (Robinson) Davis
Jan 7, 1914 - Jan 31, 2016

Mary Lee Robinson Davis, 102, was born Jan. 7, 1914. She accepted Christ at the age of 11, she was baptized by the late Rev. Henry Blair, Jr., and became a member of Bounds Chapel Baptist Church.

Mary received her formal education at Holloway School and Jackson High School in Corsicana. She met and married E. J. Davis on Oct. 19, 1933.
After marrying they moved to the Pursley Community where they were part of organizing a church called Pursley Chapel. They later moved to Barry and joined Mt. Mariah Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Sam Thompson.
In the later part of 1950, E. J. and Mary Lee made their home in Streetman and united with the Macedonia Baptist Church, where Rev. L. L.
Sheffield was the pastor. Mary Lee served as President of the Usher Board, Sunday School teacher, and Church Secretary from 1981 to 2009.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, and daughter. The Angel of silence came into her life on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

She is survived by her son-in-law; Lawrence Hinksman of Florida; Two grandsons, Mark (Denise) of New York, and Paul (Daisy) of Florida; granddaughter, Lauri (Kevin) Swann of Maryland; Six great grandchildren; Carlina, Bianca, Jhon Paul, Matthew, Joshua and Hannah Lois; One nephew, Clifton Donning Jr., One brother-in-law and wife, William and Marie Davis; nieces, nephews, cousins, Church family, and special friends; Sherry Brackens, Betty Jones, Minerva Solomon of Fairfield, Machleann Grant of Streeetman and other relatives and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with Pastor Charles Kelly, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jerry Daniel Lee
Sep 10, 1961 - Jan 19, 2016

Jerry Daniel Lee, 54, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23,
2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m.
Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery.

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Jerry Daniel Lee, 54 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Corsicana. He was born September 10, 1961 in Tyler to Burl and Billie Lee.

Jerry loved the United States, Dallas Cowboys and his family. He could grow anything, cook anything and build anything there wasn't much of anything that he could not do. He loved his dog "Dollar".

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and brother Edward Stuckey.
He leaved behind his spouse of 12 years, Donna; children, Tonya, Tabitha, Sabrina, Summer, Stuart, Heather and Keith; grandchildren, Marissa, Blake, Bryson, Brendyn and Brayden; sisters, Liz and Rhonda and mother in law Ann. He is also survived by other family, Jeannie Lee, Gayle Bambico, Billy, Kathy and Gus.

Visitation will be 11 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 1 pm Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery with James Williams officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Lucas, Micah Saenz, Andrew Warner, Matthew Schultz, Brandon Schultz, Barry Evans.

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  • h/o Donna Lee; s/o Burl Lee & Billie Florence (Hayley) Lee

Virginia (Fergusson) Goodman
Jul 3, 1846 - Apr 2, 1927

Mrs. Virginia Goodman, one of Corsicana’s shut-ins of many years was dangerously ill Monday morning. Her sons, Messrs, Peyton Goodman of Houston, and Shelby Goodman of Shreveport were called to her bedside. She rallied during the day and was much better at last reports.

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

MRS. VIRGINIA FERGUSSON GOODMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Fergusson Goodman, aged 80 years, 8 months and 29 days, who died at her residence here, 305 South Fifteenth street, Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock, were held here Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held here Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. She has been in ill health for years.

The services were conducted by the Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Goodman was a pioneer resident of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Doc Redden, Guy M. Gibson, Chas. G. Jester, W. P. McCammon; Nat C. Pinkston and S. B. Robinson.

Surviving are three sons, N. C. Goodman, Corsicana; S. B. Goodman, Houston; one daughter, Miss Hazel Goodman, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. N. J. Mills, Corsicana; one brother, Aaron Fergusson, Corsicana, and several grandchildren.

Mrs. Goodman was a pioneer resident of Corsicana, and was well known to all the other residents of the city. She had been in ill health for a number of years and had not mingled with the citizenship as had been her want in earlier days. She was a member of the First Methodist church and had been a faithful adherent to that religious body for many years and had reared a family of three sons and one daughter, all of whom have lived to call her blessed and all of whom have been a blessing to the mother who bore them.

A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood cemetery, and the grave was literally buried beneath a great profusion of beautiful flowers that bespoke the love and esteem in which this good woman was held by those who had known her for many years.

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Ellen (Fergusson) Mills
Apr 12, 1844 - Jun 12, 1931

Mrs. Ellen Mills Died Here Friday After Long Illness

Just at press hour Friday announcement of the death of Mrs. Ellen Mills, aged about 80 years, was received. Mrs. Mills died at the home of Miss Hazel and N. C. Goodman, niece and nephew, at 3 p.m. No funeral arrangements had been made.

Mrs. Mills was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and has many friends here who will regret to learn of her passing. She was a sister of the late Mrs. R. P. Goodman, and widow of a prominent Corsicana resident, the late Dr. N. J. Mills.

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSES AWAY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Mills, 80, who died at 305 South Fifteenth street, Friday at 3 p.m. were held Saturday from the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Mills was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and was a teacher in the local schools many years ago.

Surviving are one brother, Aaron Ferguson, Corsicana; three nephews, N. C. Goodman, Corsicana; Peyton Goodman, Houston; and Shell Goodman, Shreveport; and one niece, Miss Hazel Goodman, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. R. N. Holloway, Dr. J. E. McClung, Wilmot Townsend, Sam J. Helm, Guy W. Gibson and Luther A. Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

For the past several years Mrs. Mills had resided with her niece and nephew, Miss Hazel Goodman and N. C. Goodman. She had been in ill health for several years. She was greatly beloved by those who knew her and especially among the older residents of the city, where she had resided for many years. She was the widow of the late Dr. N. J. Mills, long-time resident of Corsicana and former postmaster, here.

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Aaron Fergusson
Feb 23, 1850 - Dec 7, 1931

AARON FERGUSON PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA, DIES

FUNERAL SERVICES WELL KNOWN CITIZEN HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Aaron Ferguson, aged 81 years, one of the best known pioneer residents of Navarro county, died at his home, 320 West Fourth avenue Monday evening at 6 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the family residence at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Prayer was offered by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Judge Rufus Hardy, life-long friend of Mr. Ferguson, gave a short eulogy on the life of his friend.

Mr. Ferguson was born in Columbus, Ga., Feb. 23, 1850. He came to Texas with his widowed mother and three sisters, all now deceased, in 1872 and resided with a brother of his mother, Capt. Porter, two years before coming to Corsicana in 1874 where he has resided since that time. He was in the grocery business for several years and later was one of the sic men who organized the first oil company here prior to the time of the discovery of oil in the Corsicana area. He had been retired from active business for a number of years.

His three sisters preceded him in death—Mrs. Sallie McNatt, Mrs. R. P. Goodman, and Mrs. N. J. Mills. Two brothers were killed in the battle of Gettysburg and another was killed in another engagement. All were soldiers in the Confederate war. Mr. Ferguson’s father died a short time after the conclusion of the Civil war. Mr. Ferguson was not old enough to serve in the confederate army but remembered distinctly all events of that period.

He was married to Miss Ida White, daughter of R. N. White, a pioneer of Navarro county, March 27, 1881.

Mr. Ferguson was the last of the six organizers of the first oil company. The organizers were Dr. S. W. Johnson, Ralph Beaton, Sr., H. G. Damon, Fred Fleming, H. Webster White, and Mr. Ferguson.

As one of his friends said, Mr. Ferguson was a man of strong convictions and a true, sincere and honest friend.

He is survived by his wife and three nephews, N. C. Goodman of Corsicana; Shelby Goodman of Shreveport, and Peyton Goodman of Houston.

Pallbearers were T. P. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, F. N. Drane, I. N. Cerf, B. L. Finch, C. S. Stroud, and J. A. Jarrell.

The funeral was under the direction of the Sutherland funeral home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 8, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (One of the six organizers of Corsicana’s first oil company and the other five are listed) (he may have dropped the second s in Fergusson.)
  • h/o Ida (White) Fergusson married Mar. 27, 1881 s/o Aaron Fergusson and Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Portivant ?) Fergusson

Andrew Fred Eckleman
Sep 12, 1883 - Jun 1, 1959

A. F. Eckelman Dies Wednesday

A. F. Eckelman, 75, former city employe, died Wednesday afternoon following a several weeks’ illness. He was a native of Navarro county.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Bert Eckelman; a sister, Mrs. Gus Hamilton, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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A. F. Eckelman Rites Friday

Funeral services for A. F. Eckelman, 75, life-long resident of this vicinity, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by REv. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Eckelman, a former city employe, died Wednesday following a several weeks’ illness.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Bert Eckelman; a sister, Mrs. Gus Hamilton, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Alvin Thompson, Wayland Thompson, Elton Thompson, Floyd Williams, Meigh Owens and Albert Beeman.

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Sallie (Fergusson) McNatt
1848 - Jan. 23, 1921

Lady Was Well Known Here.

Mrs. Sallie F. McNatt, a former resident here, and a sister of Mrs. R. P. Goodman, Mrs. Ellen Mills and Mrs. Aaron Ferguson, died at Terrell yesterday, and the remains will arrive here tonight and the funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. Goodman tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased was a widow and had no children. She had many old-time friends in Corsicana who will be pained to learn of her death.

The following will act as pallbearers: Perry McCammon, Charley Jester, Wilmotte Townsend, W. W. Gage, J. L. Halbert, T. P. Kerr.

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Remains Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Sallie F. McNutt reached here last night and the funeral took place this morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Mrs. R. P. Goodman on South Fifteenth street, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and Mrs. Henry Robbins, Miss Hattie Kenner, Edgar Metcalf and G. F. Haslam sang. The pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, Chas. G. Jester, Wilmot Townsend, T. A. Kerr, W. W. Gage and J. L. Halbert, and there were numerous floral offerings.

Mr. Aaron Ferguson and Mesdames R. P. Gooman and Ellen Mills, brother and sisters of the deceased. Have the sympathy of many friends in their sorrow.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 25, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (1880 census says born 1856) w/o Willis W. McNatt d/o Aaron Fergusson and Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Portivant ?) Fergusson

Ida Julliett (White) Fergusson
1856 - Jul 26, 1935

RESIDENT DIED ON FRIDAY MORNING

MRS. AARON FERGUSON TO BE BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 5 O’CLOCK

Mrs. Aaron Ferguson, life-long resident of Corsicana, widow of the late Aaron Ferguson, died at the family home, 320 West Fourth avenue Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock after an illness of several months. The funeral will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by W. P. McCammon, life-long friend.

Mrs. Ferguson was the daughter of the late R. N. White, pioneer and first county clerk of Navarro county.

Surviving are a brother, R. N. White of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Green, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FERGUSON BE LATE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Aaron Ferguson, life-long resident of Corsicana, widow of the late Aaron Ferguson, who died Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock after an illness of several months, will be held from the family home, 320 West Fourth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and W. P. McCammon, life-long friend.

Mrs. Ferguson was the daughter of the late R. N. White, the first county clerk of Navarro county.

Surviving are a brother, R. N. White, of Greenville, a sister, Mrs. W. J. Green of Corsicana, and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN WERE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Aaron Ferguson, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning, were held from the family home, 320 West Fourth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and W. P. McCammon, life-long friend of Mrs. Ferguson.

Surviving are a brother, R. N. White of Greenville, a sister, Mrs. W. J. Green, Corsicana, and a number of nephews and nieces.

Singers were Mrs. A. A. Guess, Mrs. L. S. Cooper, Roy Leeds and Robert Layton.

Pallbearers were C. S. Stroud, Ed Harris, N. C. Goodman, W. D. White, Dr. J. E. McClung, Vaughn Bell and J. A. Jarrell.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Edwin Columbus “Lum” Hodge
Apr 15, 1897 - Aug 7, 1921

Died Here Yesterday.

Lum Hodge of the Zion’s Rest community, died in the P. and S. hospital yesterday morning following an operation some days ago for appendicitis. The deceased is survived by his parents and his wife and one child. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of W. H. Nichols, father-in-law of the deceased, in the Zion’s Rest community, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. B. F. Noe officiated, and Clarence Harris, Elbert Hollingsworth, Billie Thomas, Sankie Thomas, Bill Langston and Norman Flemming acted as pall bearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 8, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Miriam Lois (Nichols) Hodge-Palmer married Jul. 24, 1920; s/o James William Hodge & Vernon L. (Francher) Hodge
  • (common monument with his mother)

Edwin C. Hodge
May 16, 1921 - Nov 8, 1957

E. C. Hodge Dies Friday Afternoon

E. C. Hodge, 36, World War II veteran, died in the McKinney Veterans Administration Hospital Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine, and three children, Beverly Kay, James Edwin and Kathy Lois Hodge, all of Fort Worth; mother, Myram Palmer, Corsicana; two brothers, Glen Palmer, Pt. Comfort, and S. G. Palmer, Grand Prairie.

McCammon will direct.

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Funeral Rites For E. C. Hodge Slated Sunday

Funeral rites for E. C. Hodge, 36, who died in the McKinney Veterans Administration Hospital, Friday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was a World War 11 veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine and three children, Beverly Kay, James Edwin and Kathy Lois, all of Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Myram Palmer, Corsicana; two brothers, Glen Palmer, of Point Comfort, and S. G. Palmer, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Warren, Southway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Frank H. Roberson, Norman Fleming, E. C. Emery, W. l. Emery, R. W. Smith and H. C. Smithen, Jr.

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Sunday Services For E. C. Hodge

Funeral services for E. C. Hodge, 36, Fort Worth, who died in the McKinney Veterans Administration Hospital Friday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Warren, Southway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, pastor, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Hodge was a World War 11 veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine Hodge, and three children, Beverly Kay, James Edwin and Kathy Lois Hodge all of Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Myram Palmer, Corsicana; two brothers, Glen Palmer, Point Comfort, and S. G. Palmer, Grand Prairie, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank R. Roberson, Norman Fleming, E. C. Emery, W. L. Emery, R. W. Smith and H. C. Smithen, Jr.

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Miriam Lois (Nichols) Hodge-Palmer
Nov 25, 1901 - Nov 21, 1974

Mrs. Miriam Palmer

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Miriam Palmer, 72, resident of 701 East Thompson, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. C. A. Mangham will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn Palmer of Point Comfort, Texas and Stanley Palmer of Grand Prairie; a brother, Franklin Nichols of Amarillo; two sisters, Avis Henderson of Walnut Creek and Mrs. Vernon Nokes of Houston; eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild and seven nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Neal Crawford, John Montfort, Vernon Frazier, Lendon Wilson, F. H. Roberson, and Hugh Fullerton, Jr.

She was a native of Roane, resident of Corsicana the past 71 years, and member of Wesley Methodist Church.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 22, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edwin Columbus “Lum” Hodge married Jul. 24, 1920 2nd husband Leo Gunning Palmer married Dec. 6, 1924 buried in REsthaven Memorial Park cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. d/o James Benjamin Nichols and Effie Rebecca (Bryant) Nichols

James Benjamin Nichols
Feb 24, 1874 - Jan 27, 1952

J. B. Nichols Is Buried Monday

J. B. Nichols, 77, retired dairy operator and long time Corsicana resident, died at his home Sunday night.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church of which Nichols was an active member.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Myriam Palmer, Corsicana; Mrs. Pleas Henderson, Odessa, and Mrs. Vernon Nokes, Houston; two sons, James B. Nichols, Houston, and F. R. Nichols, Killeen; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Walker, Kerens; Mrs. C. W. Shoulders, Denton, and Mrs. Almer Meyer, Cleburne, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pleas Henderson, Vernon Nokes, Norman Fleming, Earl Bush, Allan Bryant and Clarence Hodge.

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Charles James “Charlie” Risien
Aug 4, 1881 - Nov 30, 1948

C. J. RISIEN RITES SLATED ON FRIDAY; BURIAL OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Charles James Risien, 66 who died at his home in Callas Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Risien, a well-known photographer before his retirement resided in Groesbeck, Frost and Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas,; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Reynolds, California; two granddaughters, two step-sons, H. Bostick and J. A. Bostick, both of Dallas; an aunt, Mrs. E. E. Risien, San Saba; a niece, Mrs. Myrtle Kliest, Wharton and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. M. Walker, J. V. Lazaris, S. N. Georgas, Bill King, Ike Levy and Ray Levine.

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C. J. RISIEN RITES WERE HELD FRIDAY; BURIAL OAKWOOD

Funeral rites for C. J. Risien, 66, who died Tuesday in Dallas, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel here Friday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Risien formerly resided in Groesbeck and Frost before establishing the Electric Studio here in the 1920s. he retired several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, a daughter, Mrrs. Louise Reynolds, California; two granddaughters, two step-sons and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. M. Walker, J. V. Lazaris, S. N. Georgas, Bill King, Ike Levy and Ray Levine.

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Joshua Alexander Bostick
Feb 1, 1910 - May 29, 1975

J. A. Bostick

DALLAS—Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for J. A. Bostick, 65, a resident of Dallas for 25 years, who died Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. J. A. Bostick of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. C. J. Risien of Dallas; and one brother, Henry H. Bostick.

Griffin’s Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 1, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Estell (Woods) Bostick married Dec. 25, 1928 s/o Joshua Davis Bostick and Rosa Lee (Williford) Bostick-Risien

Charles B. “Charlie” Cole
Mar 7, 1865 - Sep 23, 1921

Died at the P. and S. Today.

Chas. B. Cole, who has been in bad health for a long time, and who had been in the P. and S. hospital here for several weeks, died there this morning. The deceased is survived by his wife who is a sister of Hiram Rainwater, and a brother, James Cole of Blooming Grove.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the family home, 413 West Sixth avenue, with interment in Oakwood. The following will act as pall bearers: Frank Simpson, Zane Simpson, Claude Cole, Chas. Smith and F. D. Rainwater.

The deceased taught school in this county for many years and had many friends who will be pained to learn of his death.

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Etta (Rainwater) Cole
Jul 15, 1874 - Nov 2, 1964

Mrs. Etta Cole Expires Monday

Mrs. Etta Cole, 90. Native of Corsicana, 1209 West Fifth avenue died in Memorial hospital Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Moore, Corsicana, and Mrs. Pearl Averyt, Dallas; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bennett Averyt, Rex Black, William B. Jones, Hiram Rainwater, Harold Greene and Claude Hervey.

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Florence Alberta Elliott
Feb 24, 1907 - Sep 23, 1921

Died in Dallas.

Florence Elliott, the 14-year-old daughter of Mr. Rufus N. Elliott, died in Dallas this morning where she had been under treatment for some weeks. The deceased was one of the city’s brightest and most popular girls, and her father, brother and other relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

The body reached here at 4:15 this afternoon, and interment will take place tomorrow.

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Remains Laid to Rest.

The remains of the late Florence Elliott, daughter of Rufus N. Elliott, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the family home at 5 o’clock. Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiated and W. P. McCammon, Arthur Caldwell, C. E. Kerr, H. Gentry and W. E. Matchett acted as pallbearers. The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Rufus Nicholas Elliott
Jul 9, 1870 - Jul 7, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES RUFUS N. ELLIOTT THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.

PROMINENT CORSICANA MAN DIED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HOME HERE

Rufus N. Elliott, pioneer Corsicana businessman and financier, died at his home on West Fourth avenue Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Elliott came to Corsicana from New Orleans when a young boy. During his business career he served as cashier of the City National Bank, was connected with the Corsicana Power and Light Company and the Magnolia Petroleum Company. He took an active part in civic and church affairs in addition to his business activities. He was an elder in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise D. Elliott, Corsicana; a son, Robert Elliott, Corsicana; Dallas; three brothers, A. G. Elliott, Corsicana; Walter and Albert Elliott, Dallas; two grandsons and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. W. Taylor, E. W. Robinson, A. B. Douglas, W. P. McCammon, Will Matchett, F. C. Paul, Kerr Cowan, J. N. Garitty, Pat Leggins and R. A. Caldwell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 8, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lena (Drane) Elliott married Mar. 15, 1893 2nd wife Louie D. (Agnew) Elliott married Jul. 29, 1928 buried in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Texas


Josephine (Owens) Collins
Mar 24, 1854 - Dec 18, 1921

FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW.

Remains of Well Known Former Resident Here Will Arrive Tonight.

The remains of the late Mrs. Josephine Collins, widow of the late R. M. Collins, will reach here tonight from San Angelo, where she died night before last after an illness of only three hours of paralysis. The deceased, who was a resident of Navarro county and of Corsicana for many years was sixty-eight years of age, and during her long residence in this county was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She is survived by these children: Mrs. Tom Gay of Little Rock; Mrs. M. H. Clark, of San Antonio: Mrs. Frank Clayton, of San Angelo; Charles and Ray Collins of Houston; Dr. M. M. Collins, of San Antonio, and Lloyd Collins of Oklahoma City, and by one sister, Mrs. Will McCormick, formerly of Kerens, but now of West Texas.

Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery at 11:30 Wednesday morning.

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LAID TO REST.

Remains of Mrs. R. M. Collins Buried in Oakwood.

The body of Mrs. R. M. Collins arrived in Corsicana last night at 10 o’clock from San Angelo where she died Sunday night. The funeral was conducted this morning at 11 o’clock from the residence of C. A. French, 1740 West Third Avenue, Mrs. French is a cousin of Mrs. Collins. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist church, and a duet was sung by Mrs. Harry Robbins and Mrs. P. C. Townsend. There were many flowers bestowed which gave evidence of the high esteem in which Mrs. Collins was held by those among whom she had lived for many years prior to going to San Angelo.

The pall bearers were J. S. Callicutt, J. C. Cunningham, C. L. Jester, Gen. E. Jester, J. L. Halbert, Geo. W. Whytte.

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Charles M. Neff
Jun 18, 1899 - Oct 10, 1921

Funeral Here This Morning.

Chas. Neff, the young man who was burned in an engine explosion in the electric plant in Mexia last Saturday night, and who died in the P. and S. hospital soon after being brought here for treatment, upon instructions from his employers in Mexia, was buried in Oakwood cemetery here today at 10:30 a. m. Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiated and employees of the Corsicana Electric Light Co. acted as pall bearers. The parents and other relatives of the young man live in California, and it will be gratifying to them that the unfortunate young man received every attention after he was burned, and that he received a Christian burial.

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William Edward Henderson
Apr 15, 1859 - Feb 6, 1921

WAS FORMER CITIZEN HERE.

Died In Houston Yesterday and Buried Here Today.

W. E. Henderson, who was a citizen of Corsicana for many years, and whose wife died here a few years ago, died in Houston yesterday, and the remains were brought here today and the funeral took place from the Union Station at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Interment was in Oakwood. Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiated and the following were pallbearers.

Active—Wade Smith, Guy Kennedy, M. T. Champion, Clarence Terry, Geo. E. Jester and N. H. Edens.

Honorary—A. L. Lotspeich, C. M. Thornell, J. D. Carroll, R. L. Houston, S. W. Bogy and Sam Harlan.

The deceased was a native of Mississippi, but had lived in Texas many years. He is survived by two children, Robert Henderson of Houston and Mrs. Victor Bowles of Beaumont. The funeral was largely attended and there were many pretty flowers.

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Julia Mary Green
Jun 17, 1921 - Jun 19, 1921

DIED IN DALLAS.

Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green Buried Here.

Julia Mary, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green of Dallas, born Friday morning, died Sunday afternoon and the remains were brought here this morning and laid at rest in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Green have many friends here who will sympathize with them in their bereavement. Mrs. Green, who was formerly Miss Augusta Mirus of this city, is in a sanitarium in Dallas, and is reported to be doing nicely today.

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Alfred Edison “Alf” Highnote, Sr.
Nov 19, 1883 - Nov 21, 1961

A. E. Highnote Dies Tuesday

Alfred E. Highnote, Sr., 78, former postal employe here, died early Tuesday at Memorial hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley’s.

A native of Indiana, Highnote had been in Corsicana 63 years. He was superintendent of mails at the post office here when he retired. He was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana, three sons, Alfred E. Highnote, Jr., Monterey Park, Calif., Joe T. Highnote, and Hal Faughn, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Faughn Schwartz, Midland, and Miss Frances Highnote, North Hollywood, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. W. T. Harwell, Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Hugh Ousley, California; one brother, Chester Highnote, Pasadena, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ester Mae Dear, San Marino, Calif., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 21, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • 1st wife Carrie Gertrude (Jackson) Highnote,married Jul. 12, 1913 & 2nd wife Senia Ann (Wafer) Faughn-Highnote; s/o Abraham “Abe” Highnote and Rebecca J. “Becky” (White) Highnote


A. E. Highnote Rites Thursday

Final rites for Alfred E. Highnote, Sr., were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Indiana, Highnote had been in Corsicana 63 years. He was superintendent of mails at the post office here when he retired. He was a Mason and a member of the First Methodist Church.

He died early Tuesday at Memorial hospital. He was 78.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; three sons, Alfred E. Highnote, Jr., Monterey Park, Calif.; Joe T. Highnote and Hal Faughn, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Faughn Schwartz, Midland, and Miss Frances Highnote, North Hollywood, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two nieces, Mrs. W. T. Harwell, Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Hugh Ousley, California; one brother, Chester Highnote, Pasadena, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ester Mae Dear, San Marino, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pat Barton, Clyde Gray, J. J. Eliott, G. E. Hudson, Wayn Norris, John J. Garner and Billy Joe Allen.

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Carrie Gertrude “Ikie” (Jackson) Highnote
May 22, 1889 - Apr 17, 1925

MRS. ALF HIGHNOTE DIED FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER OPERATION

WELL KNOWN LADY WILL BE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Alf Highnote, 37 years old, who died at the County Hospital at 8:30 o’clock Friday night following a surgical operation, will be held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Active pall bearers will be Dr. O. L. Smith, J. M. Holloway, C. M. Molloy, C. S. Wood, J. J. Ellette, W. O. Allman and George Edmonds. The following have been named honorary pallbearers: Pete Highnote, Charlie Highnote, Dick Highnote, A. Highnote, F. F. Humphreys, E. A. Eliot, J. N. Royall, C. C. Albritton, W. W. Gage, W. M. Huggins, Abb Haslam, all of Corsicana; W. L. Bailey, Lawrence Tilton, J. D. Story, S. E. Latta, E. M. Latta, S. J. Pugh and Jack Caffee, of Angus, and the following members of the Corsicana Post Office: P. Mayer, Postmaster; W. O. Allmon, Assistant Postmaster; J. E. Elliott, John J. Garner, C. G. Gray, A. M. Hendricks, W. J. King, W. L. Kirk, S. C. Loden, Hugh Loper, E. F. Nelper, O. B. Peterson, J. R. Sutton, W. A. Melton, T. R. Warr, Earl Bush, B. F. Delahay, J. E. Drew, H. E. Redden, G. L. Roxburgh, J. A. Roxburgh, E. E. Stock, H. R. Stewart, H. F. Borg, J. H. Howell, C. A. Breithaupt, W. S. Bingham, Carl Waits, LeRoy McAfee, L. J. Peebles and W. L. Roberts.

Mrs. Highnote is survived by her husband, a son and one daughter; five brothers, J. L. and Newt Jackson, Angus; Sam Jackson, Richland; Oliver and Dock Jackson of Augusta, Kas.; two sisters, Mrs. Rossie Adams and Mrs. Ida Adams, both of Lancaster, S. C., and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Highnote was reared in Navarro county. She was taken suddenly ill at her home, corner West Thirteenth avenue and South Twentieth street Friday afternoon and died in the hospital a few hours later.

Mr. Highnote has been connected with the post office for a number of years and the family is well known in Corsicana and Navarro County.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 18, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alfred Edison “Alf” Highnote, Sr. married Jul. 12, 1913; d/o Hartwell Jasper Jackson & Frances Cornelia “Fannie” (Ferguson) Jackson buried at Grape Creek Cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR CORSICANA LADY

DEATH OF MRS. ALF HIGHNOTE CAST PALL OVER MANY HEARTS

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Alf Highnote who passed away early Friday night at the County hospital after an operation, she having been taken ill a few hours previous. The services were held in the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, with the pastor, Rev. D. A. Chisolm, and Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating, and the choir of the Eleventh Avenue church, assisted by some members of the First Methodist choir, rendering the musical numbers. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. There was an extremely large attendance and the floral offerings were both beautiful and numerous.

The death of this much loved woman has cast a pall of gloom over the hearts of many Corsicanans, and over many in the county, she having a large acquaintance throughout the county and there is heartfelt sympathy for the husband, two little children, brothers and sisters, and other relatives who are left to mourn her passing away. Mrs. Highnote was of a happy and sunny disposition, a consistent Christian and found her greatest pleasure in helping others. Truly the world is better for her having lived therein.

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Abraham “Abe” Highnote
Sep 29, 1859 - Apr 8, 1927

ABE HIGHNOTE DIED HERE EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT HOME

Abe Highnote, aged 68 years, died at his home 409 North Main Street at 1:15 Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill.

Mr. Highnote is survived by his wife and four children, Miss Esther Marie, Chester and A. E. Highnote of Corsicana and Mrs. Bessie Stewart of Hillsboro.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 8, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Rebecca J. “Becky” (White) Highnote married Apr. 23, 1879 Jackson, Indiana 2nd wife Lula (Hill) Etchieson-Highnote married Dec. 28, 1902 s/o Luther Highnote and Eliza Ann (White) Highnote buried in Hamilton Beamon cemetery
  • Oakwood cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ABE HIGHNOTE ARE HELD SATURDAY

DECEASED HAD LIVED IN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR MANY YEARS PAST

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Abe Highnote, aged 68 years, who died at his residence, 409 North Main street, Friday afternoon shortly after 1 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were at the house with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrell, pastor of the First Christian Church.

The deceased was born in Indiana but has resided in this community for about thirty years. Several months ago, he was injured when struck by a truck and suffered a stroke of paralysis a few months ago. The second stroke was suffered Tuesday of this week. He did not regain consciousness. He was a carpenter by trade.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bess Stewart, of Hillsboro and Miss Esther Marie Highnote of Corsicana; two sons, A. E. Highnote and Chester Loyd Highnote, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Poole) Allen
Mar 4, 1857 - Feb 18, 1921

PROMINENT LADY DEAD.

She Had Been a Resident Here for Forty Years.

Mrs. Elizabeth Poole Allen, urged sixty-two years, and for forty years a resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 608 West Seventh avenue, at 12:30 last night, after a brief illness with pneumonia. The deceased was a native of Attica, Indiana, and was married there to Jacob Allen in 1881. Her husband was for a number of years a prominent merchant here, and died here twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Allen was for years a prominent communicant of St. John’s Episcopal church here, and was also active in social and civic affairs, and was loved by a large circle of friends and greatly esteemed by the entire community. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, all of Attica, Indiana. Out of these, Mr. Wilburn Allen, who happened in Texas on business came here to visit some days ago, and was taken sick after his arrival here, and it was while nursing him back to health that Mrs. Allen was herself taken sick. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as other nieces and nephews reach here from Indiana which will be some time tomorrow.

The funeral will take place some time Monday, the hour to be named later.

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A FRIEND TO THE POOR.

Brief But Eloquent Tribute to Mrs. Lizzie Allen.

There passed from among us early this morning to “The Land of Light, refreshment and peace,” the soul of Elizabeth Poole Allen. A friend of the poor, the sick and distressed. Her presence and assistance will be missed by many poor souls of this city.

We shall not soon see her like again. “May she rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her.”

--E. J. N.

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Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” (Neville) Wilson
Nov 19, 1842 - May 2, 1921

Died Here This Morning.

Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, wife of I. M. Wilson, aged 78 years, died at 804 West Tenth avenue at 10 o’clock this morning. The deceased is survived by her husband and two sons who are at work in the oil field at El Dorado, Ark. and the funeral will not be announced until these are heard from.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, wife of I. M. Wilson, who died at 804 West Tenth Avenue yesterday morning, were interred in Oakwood this afternoon, Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist church officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband and several foster children, all of whom are grown.

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Eric Ferdinand Wilson
Jul 4, 1882 - Oct 24, 1921

Eric F. Wilson Died Yesterday

Eric F. Wilson, aged 39 years, died yesterday evening at 6 o’clock at the home of his brother, Joe Wilson, on West Collin street, after several days illness, he having been in declining health, however, during the past several months.

The deceased was born and reared in Corsicana, the son of the late J. J. Wilson and wife. He was married in 1908 to Miss Odessa Allen of Dallas, the marriage taking place in the First Methodist church of this city, the Rev. Abe Mulkey officiating. Two children were born to them, the wife and both children surviving and being with him when the end came. During the past several years Mr. Wilson had been living in Dallas, but was a frequent visitor to his old home town, where he had hosts of warm friends, made during the years when he grew from babyhood to young manhood.

The funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) morning from the home of Dude Ransom, 1501 West Collin street, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, will conduct the services and the pall bearers will be Ralph Blackburn of Dallas, Arthur Johnson, Palmer Blanding, Henry Molloy, Ernest Newman, Ben Boltz, W. C. Hilliard and J. N. Garitty.

Besides his wife and two children, the deceased is survived by one brother, Joe W. Wilson of Corsicana, and one sister, Mrs. L. M. Hall of LaJolla, Cal.

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Theodore Wallace Williams
Dec 14, 1962 - Mar 31, 2016

Mr. Theodore Wallace Williams, 53, of Frost passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Dallas. Theodore was born on Dec. 14, 1962.

Visitation will be held from moon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2016 at M.R. Smith Funeral Parlor.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at God's Church in the Full Gospel Holy Temple in Italy, Texas with Rev. Willie Pyburn, Pastor and Rev. Tommie Pyburn officiating. Interment will be held at Frost Cemetery.

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Lula M. (McBryde) Jenkins
Jan 5, 1875 - Oct 8, 1919

STREETMAN NEWS.

(The Streetman Enterprise)

Death of Mrs. J. M. Jenkins.

Mrs., J. M. Jenkins died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock and burial will occur this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock and the remains will be laid to rest in Birdston cemetery.

Mrs. Jenkins was a lovable character, consistent Christian, a faithful friend, and above all a fond and loving wife and mother, whose going away has saddened the hearts of all. The mourning husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their sad loss.

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John Marion Knight
Sep 13, 1882 - Oct 18, 1918

In Memory of John M. Knight

On Oct. 18th, brother John left this life. Like many others he fell a victim to influenza. He left a grief stricken wife and two little children, a boy and a girl.

Brother John was born in Milam county, Texas; was thirty six years old. He was sick just one week. Our community was shocked and saddened to learn of his death. He was always ready to help the sick and distressed, he was industrious and a good business manager, leaving his family a good support.

God chooses his people in grace and it seems he chooses in death, when the message comes we must go. Job says when thou callest, I will answer. Brother John has answered and so must we all answer. Our God makes no mistake and our duty requires us to submit to his will. He giveth and He taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. We can’t understand now. He says we can’t know now but we shall know as we are known. God knows what is best. We feel that he is hard at times, but we must take the bitter as well as the sweet, it is for our good. Man springs up like a flower and soon passes into another life. He wraps his mantle about him and lies down to sleep till God says rise again in the resurrection morning to the new life, having been sown in corruption and raised in incorruption.

To his family we would say, remember his patience and kindness in this life. Besides his wife and children he leaves a dear mother, two brothers and four sisters to mourn his loss. Brother John’s remains were interred in Birdston Cemetery, services held by Bro. Harvard. May God Bless and comfort his loved ones.

A LOVING SISTER.

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Died Near Streetman.

John Knight, a citizen of Streetman community, died Friday night and the remains were interred in the Old Cade Cemetery Saturday. The wife and three children survive.

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In Remembrance of John Knight.

John was born in Milam County, September 14, 1882; died near Streetman Oct. 18, 1918, a victim of influenza. His life upon earth was 36 years, one month and five days.

He was married to Miss Ida Couchman, to this union were born two children, he was a man that loved his family.

He left a wife, two children, a mother, four sisters, three brothers, (one having died since then), relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

He was a good citizen, neighbor, father and husband and will be greatly missed by his community because he was ready to go at its call of help.

John was not a member of any church, but during the last few years of his life there was a change in his living, this is some evidence that his life was with Christ in God. I do not know whether he ever made a profession to any one or not concerning religion.

I will say unto the bereaved you may not can understand why he was taken when he seemed to be needed so much by his family and community, yet it was the Lord’s will. May you be drawn closer to the Lord and consecrate your life to him.

He did not suffer for attention, having two of his brothers, his wife and others to wait upon him.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder W. F. Harvard, his remains were laid to rest in the Birdston cemetery to await the resurrection of the body.

HIS FRIEND.

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John Knight, a citizen of Streetman community, died Friday night and the remains were interred in the Cade Cemetery Saturday. The wife and three children survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 21, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Cade cemetery but his mother and wife are in Birdston)
  • h/o Ida Mae (Couchman) Knight married Sep. 26, 1909; s/o William Daniel Knight & Georgia Bell (Childress) Knight

Annie Lenora “Nora” (DuBose) Clark
Nov 13, 1859 - Mar 11, 1919

Died in Dallas Last Night.

Mrs. Nora Clark, widow of the late Martin Clark, died in Dallas last night and the remains will be interred at Streetman tomorrow by the side of her late husband, who was buried there only a few weeks ago. The deceased lady was for many years a resident of this county and of Corsicana and had many friends here.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pat O’Donnell and Mrs. Leonard Wardlow, both of Dallas, and by five sisters, Mrs. W. R. Thomas, Corsicana, Mrs. Joe Cooper and Mrs. E. C. Lee of Beaumont; Mrs. Geo. Clark of Cushing, Okla.; and Mrs. Myrtle Stewart of Dallas.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of the late Mrs. Martin Clark reached here from Dallas this morning over the Interurban and were taken to Streetman at 12:15 over the Trinity and Brazos Valley, and intermane took place this afternoon.

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Anna Eliza (Manning) Sweatmon-McCann
Jan 23, 1834 - Mar 9, 1920

DIED AT STREETMAN TUESDAY

Had Been Resident of Navarro County Sixty Years.

Mrs. A. E. McCann, aged 87 years died at Streetman last night and the remains will be interred in the cemetery at Winkler tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. The deceased had been a resident of Navarro County for 60 years and was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She is survived by these children: W. B. Sweatman and Mrs. J. P. Anderson of Corsicana; R. L. Sweatman of Hamilton County; Mrs. Rebeckah Roberts and Andrew McCann of Streetman, and Mrs. Ida Fendley of Mexia.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 10, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Shadrack William Sweatmon 2nd husband M. Hugh McCann married Feb. 9, 1871; d/o Benjamin Manning 111, Rev. and Sylvia (Little) Manning
  • Midway Cemetery; Listed in the Midway Cemetery Survey of 1985.  Dates  on survey show 1834 - 1921 but obituary was in the 1920 Newspaper

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Mrs. A. E. McCann, the venerable mother of W. B. Sweatmon and Mrs. J. P. Anderson of Corsicana is very low at the home of another daughter near Streetman. Mrs. McCann is eighty-seven years old, and her recovery is regarded as very doubtful.

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John McKissack
Feb 2, 1892 - Sep 26, 1918

Soldier Buried at Streetman.

John McKissack, aged 25, son of Geo. McKissack, and who was killed in action in France during the world war, was buried at Streetman today. The post of the American Legion at Teague officiated.

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Minnie Lee Collins
Jan 8, 1871 - Mar 18, 1953

Miss M. L. Collins Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Miss Minnie Lee Collins, 82, who died at the Twilight Home early Wednesday afternoon were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3 p. m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray O. Brooks. Interment was in the Birdston Cemetery.

A native if Winkler, Miss Collins was employed by the J. M. Dyer company here from 1922 to 1938. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Will Collins, Streetman; a sister, Mrs. Joe Manning, Bardwell, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Will Collins, Sr.
Feb 8, 1873 - Jan 30, 1961

Will Collins Dies Monday In Houston

Will Collins, Sr., 87, native of Navarro county and long-time Streetman resident, died Monday night in Houston, where he had resided the past three years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague, Baptist minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Birdston Cemetery.

Collins, who was born Feb. 8, 1873, at Winkler, was a retired farmer and cotton ginner of Navarro county.

A deacon of the Streetman Baptist church, Collins had been a resident of Streetman Baptist church. Collins had been a resident of Streetman 60 years. He also served a number of years on the Streetman school board.

Survivors, other than the widow of Houston, are three sons, J. S. Collins, St. Louis, Mo.; Will Collins, Jr., and Major Collins, both of Houston; five daughters, Mrs. H. B. Fouty, Navarro; Mrs. E. S. Steele, Sweeny; Miss Martha Collins, Houston; Miss Mary Collins, Lafayette, La., and Mrs. John B. Webber, Falls Church, Va.; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tilton Meadows, Murl Anderson, Willie D. Pillians, Clark DuBose, Rex Manning and Clint Fouty.

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INFANT SON Prather
B&D Oct. 10, 1913

West End News.

A little infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Prather was buried at Brushy on Saturday, also the little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Parrish was buried at Brushy last Wednesday.

October 13 - UNCLE JOHN

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INFANT Parrish
Died Oct. 8, 1913

West End News.

A little infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Prather was buried at Brushy on Saturday, also the little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Mont Parrish was buried at Brushy last Wednesday.

October 13 - UNCLE JOHN

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Rebecca "Becky" (Rogers) Harvey
Oct 11, 1954 - Jun 3, 2016
 
Obituary for Rebecca "Becky" Harvey
Given the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,
Rebecca "Becky" Harvey chose the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior, on June 3, 2016 @ 7:30 am.
Born on October 11,1954 in Chickasha, OK. she came to Texas as quickly as she could. At the age of 12 she starting volunteering at the hospital as a Candy Striper because she looked 16, and had the maturity and desire to get away with it. She quickly became a nurse.
A woman of God, she never turned away a soul in need. She touched everyone in her path, and always went out of her way to comfort the hurt and lonely. She married her best friend and fellow adventurer, Charles "Chuck" Harvey in 1974.
Her beauty was legend and only the slightest glimpse of what lay within. She was everyone's best friend, mother, sister, and aunt. Some of her gifts to the world include organizing a team to provide a water system to a disaster-stuck village in Mexico, and becoming "Tia Rebecca" to over sixty children at the Hogar Infantil Marsh Home for Children in Guerrero, Mexico.
She will be remembered always by her family as someone who made our world a better and more loving place. She is survived by her mother Ruby Rogers, her beloved husband Charlie; daughters, Elizabeth Harvey and Jacqueline Abernathy and her husband Jacob, her brother Danny Rogers, countless nieces, nephews, and anyone that has ever really known her.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations may be made to:
Joshua Bruce
The Akula Foundation
1520 Broad Ave Ste 500
Gulfport, MS 39501-3601

She will be laid to rest at Dresden Cemetery at 2:00 pm Saturday June 11, 2016.
Visitation with family will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday June 10, 2016 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home 1530 N 45th St, Corsicana TX.

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Wade Alexander Duncan, Sr.
Dec 10, 1844 - Dec 19, 1921

BURIED THIS AFTERNOON.

Former Navarro County Citizen Died in Wise County.

The remains of Mr. Wade Duncan, aged 77 years, who died in Wise county yesterday, arrived in this city this morning, which were carried to the undertaking parlors of Hank Sutherland. Burial will be had at Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, funeral services conducted by Rev. Otto Fredericks, of the Church of Christ. Deceased left surviving him a devoted wife and six children and a large number of other sorrowing relatives.

The funeral cortege was composed of a large number of friends and acquaintances of the family who resided in Navarro county for a number of years. The sympathy of the host of friends is extended to the bereaved members of the large and well known family.

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John A. Marlow
Jan 22, 1853 - May 10, 1921

WAS FORMER CITIZEN HERE.

Funeral Here Tomorrow Afternoon at 3 O’Clock.

J. A. Marlow, a former resident of this county, died at Atlanta, Cass County, Tuesday, and the remains will reach here tomorrow morning over the Houston & Texas Central railroad at 11:15, and interment will take place tomorrow in the Hamilton cemetery, with the funeral from the Sutherland parlors at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The deceased is survived by several sisters, among them Mrs. Millard McKinney of Fort Worth, Mrs. Savere Petty of Mildred, Mrs. John Echelman of Corsicana, and Mrs. Etta McCarty of Eureka. The deceased was also a brother-in-law of S. D. Ramsey.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 12, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha A. “Mattie” (Cunningham) Marlow married Jan. 22, 1882; s/o William Marlow & Amelia Jane (Summers) Marlow

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FUNERAL HERE YESTERDAY.

Former Citizen Here Was Interred in Hamilton Cemetery.

The remains of the late J. A. Marlow, aged 68 years, a former resident of this county, who died at Atlanta, Texas, on Tuesday night last; reached here yesterday and the funeral took place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Revs. M. W. Clark and I. T. Jones officiating. The deceased is survived by his wife and his son, Ransom Marlow, and by six sisters, Mrs. Frances Echelman, Corsicana; Mrs. S. V. Carter, Waco; Mrs. M. F. McKinney, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jane Petty of Mildred; Mrs. Etta Greenup of Eureka, and Mrs. Ola Squires, Philadelphia, Pa.

The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Turner Richard Fuller
Jun 1843 - Dec 19, 1921

Died in Waxahachie.

Waxahachie, Texas, Dec. 20.—T. R. Fuller, leaving seven children and thirty-four grandchildren, died at the home of his son, Charles, living four miles southwest of Midlothian, Monday at the age of 79. His death was due to paralysis.

The surviving children are James Bartlett Fuller, Coryell; Mrs. Elizabeth Everett, Corsicana; Mrs. Laura Rogers, Corsicana; Andrew Fuller, Corsicana; Mrs. Miranda Underwood, Midlothian, and Lee Fuller, Corsicana.

Funeral services took place about six miles southwest of Corsicana at 1:30 o’clock and burial followed there.—Dallas News.

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William Elijah Mitcham
Jul 29, 1869 - Oct 13, 1921

Died Here Yesterday.

William Mitcham, aged 54, died at his home in the Kerr addition yesterday, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton Cemetery today at 2 p.m. Rev. L. C. Howell officiating.

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Deborah Kay (Onstott) Clower
Oct 31, 1952 - Jan 16, 2016
 
Deborah Kay Onstott Clower, lifelong resident of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at the age of 63 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 31, 1952 to Bill and Louise Onstott. For most of her life she was a homemaker. Deborah met her husband Richard at school when she was 12 years old, and they married on April 3, 1970.
Throughout their 45 years of marriage, they welcomed three daughters, and later eight grandkids. Her grandkids were her whole world. If you knew Deborah, you knew she loved her children, her grandkids and Halloween. She dressed up as a witch every year and decorated her house and yard to a “T.” Her favorite things to do were to sit around the kitchen table and talk for hours, tend to her flowers, and spoil her grandkids. She was proud of each accomplishment they achieved and bragged about them to everyone. Her grandkids had a special place in her heart.

She is preceded in death by her brother, William Carl Onstott Jr.; her father and step-mother, Bill and Elizabeth Onstott; mother and step-father, Louise and Donald Sikes; grandparents, Albert and Bertha Jamison and nephew Teddy Brown.

Deborah is survived by her husband Richard Clower of Corsicana and their three daughters, Richelle Hall and boyfriend Aaron Sumpka of Dawson, Tiffany Praytor and husband Jessie of Purdon and Haley Clower and boyfriend Richard Conger of Corsicana. Deborah is also survived by her grandchildren; Lacey Turner and husband Cory, Cody Hall and girlfriend Leslie Beamon, Jacob, Zane, Becca and Maddi Praytor, and Malakai and Mauy Clower. She is also survived by her siblings; sisters, Scharlene Brown of Corsicana and Vickie Tomlin and husband Steve of Corsicana; bother, Duane Onstott Sr. and wife Debbie of Dawson. She leaves behind her dearest friends Sandra Covington and Diana Ball, and an abundance of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation with her family will be Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Nell Pierce
Mar 11, 1919 - Mar 25, 1920

DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

Baby Dies.

Ruby Nell, the one-year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pierce, died at their home north of town Thursday of last week, of whooping cough. The funeral service was held at the Christian church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, after which burial took place in the Dawson cemetery.

Our entire town joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of the little one.

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Jo Ann Shaw
Died March 1920

Baby Dies.

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Joe Ann, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Shaw, who died of whooping cough Thursday morning at 9:30 at the home of its grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Berry. Burial will be made in the Dawson cemetery Friday.

Our entire citizenship extends heart-felt sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Shaw in the death of their little one.

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INFANT SON Buckner
Oct 30, 1920 - Nov 1920

Infant Dies.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Buckner, of southeast of the city was buried in the Dawson cemetery, Monday afternoon. Revs. McGoughey and McKeown conducting the funeral service. The numerous friends of the family extend sympathy to the bereaved ones in the loss of their little one.

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Fannie Elizabeth (Lawrence) Sowell
Jun 21, 1866 - Jun 27, 1950

Mrs. J. M. Sowell Dies At Dawson Tuesday Night

Mrs. Fannie Lawrence Sowell, 83, life-long resident of West Navarro county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. O. Harrison Tuesday night.

Funeral services are slated Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Dawson Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Sowell was born in the McCandless community, on the old Lawrence homestead, northwest of Dawson, the daughter of the late J. T. and “Aunt Mac” Lawrence. Her grandfather was the late David C. McCandless, who patented a survey of land in that area and for whom the community was named. She was the widow of the late J. M. Sowell, prominent Dawson resident for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jim Davis and Mrs. Harrison, both of Dawson, and Mrs. J. D. Shaw, Italy; three grandchildren, a brother, J. O. Lawrence, Harlingen, and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mrs. W. B. Waddell, Corsicana; a niece, and Mrs. H.P. Bivin, a great niece.

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Zuma Onita (Pursley) Swink
Jan 17, 1893 - May 13, 1933

Former Resident Of Navarro County Dies at Childress

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Zuma Swick, who passed away at Childress Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Monday.

Mrs. Swick was well known in Navarro county, having been reared at Pursley.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pursley and other relatives.

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Mary Lou Graham
1907 - Dec 26, 1920

Mary Lou Graham Dead.

Mary Lou, the fourteen years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Graham, died in the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., the most famous institution of its kind in the nation, Sunday, December 26, at 6:10 p.m. the body arrived in Dawson the following Thursday, the funeral service being held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church that afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, her pastor, Rev. E. F. McGaughey, being unable to be present on account of the serious illness of his little son. Interment was made in Dawson cemetery.

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John Martin Davidson
Oct 9, 1844 - Sep 30, 1921

J. M. Davidson Dead.

J. M. Davidson, who with his wife made their home with Ott Matthews, just east of town, died Friday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock, after having suffered a stroke of apoplexy Friday morning about 10 o’clock.

Mr. Davidson was born in Mississippi October 9, 1843. At the age of 14 years he was converted and Joined the Baptist church, later in life having joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Concord, Texas, and lived an upright Christian life. In 1874 he was married to Miss Bettie Newby, and to the union nine children were born, seven of whom, together with his wife survive. He came to Texas in 1876. Mr. Davidson held the high esteem of all who knew him, as he was a quiet, unassuming man, and his passing away will be felt by a large number of people.

The funeral service was held at the Cumberland church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Revs. Kane and Caraway, after which the body was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 11, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth “Betty” (Newby) Davidson married Mar. 5, 1874; s/o John Calvin Davidson & Clarinda (Caruthers) Davidson

Arnold McElroy
Sep 13, 1889 - Nov 30, 1918 in France.

DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

Soldier’s Remains to Return.

A message was received by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McElroy Tuesday stating that the body of their son, Arnold, who died while in service in France is being returned home and would probably arrive in Dawson the latter part of the week.

We understand ex-soldiers of Dawson are trying to get assistance from some nearby American Legion organization in order that they may take charge of the funeral and pay a fitting tribute to the memory of their deceased comrades.

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Bettie (Priddy) Matthews-Simms
1856 - Jun 17, 1921

Mrs. D. G. Simms Dead.

Mrs. Bettie Simms, wife of D. G. Simms passed away at her home in this city Friday morning, June 17, at 5 o’clock, at the age of 65 years and two days. Mrs. Simms death was caused from heart trouble, and while those who were near to her knew she was in a very serious condition, her death came as a great shock to our entire town. Mrs. Simms had been troubled with her heart some five years, but until the past two years it was not so serious.

Mrs. Simms was born in Wise and when a small girl moved with her parents to Spring Hill. In 1884 she was married to R. H. Matthews, sr. who died at their home in Dawson. Later she was married to D. G. Simms, who survives her. Mrs. Simms was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church, living as best she could in accordance to its teachings. She was a woman whose home instincts were strong and those who knew her best loved her most.

The funeral service was conducted from the residence by Rev. L. D. Grafton, of Austin, the Eastern Star Chapter having charge of the burial service, after which all that was mortal of this good woman was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery, a large number following her to the grave as a last sad token of respect to her memory.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 24, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert Harvie Matthews, Sr. married Oct 16, 1884 buried in Spring Hill Cemetery 2nd husband Don G. Simms married May 9, 1912

Evelyn Gable
Nov 21, 1912 - Aug 15, 1921

Died Near Dawson.

The 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gable died near Dawson, Monday night and the remains were interred in the Dawson cemetery Tuesday.

Notes:

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DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

Evelyn Gable Dead.

Evelyn, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gable, of five miles south of town, died at the home of her parents Monday night at 9 o’clock, after an illness of typhoid fever with complications. The funeral service was held at the Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, after which the little form was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery.

Our entire citizenship join in extending sympathy to the heart-broken parents and other relatives in their sad loss.

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Seleta Elizabeth (Davidson) Denbow
Jun 27, 1843 - Dec 15, 1920

Funeral Was Well Attended.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Denbow, which took place at Chatfield yesterday was largely attended, the last sad rites being conducted by Rev. Mr. Mitchell, pastor of the Methodist church at Chatfield and Roane. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by several grown children. She was seventy-eight years old and had lived I this county many years.

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Henrietta Isabella “Hattie” (Corbin) Bacon-Lesueur-Wade
Oct 24, 1836 - Aug 28, 1920

Buried at Chatfield Yesterday.

Mrs. Hattie Wade, who was 88 years of age, and who lived in the Chatfield community for thirty years, died at the home of her son, Sam LeSueuer, in Kemp Saturday night, and the remains were interred at Chatfield yesterday. The deceased was the grandmother of El. B. LeSueuer of the Petty Chapel community.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 30, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Frances Edmond Bacon Married Nov. 29, 1853 2nd husband John Samuel Lesueur married Aug. 1, 1858 3rd husband L. F. Wade married Oct. 12, 1870 d/o Samuel Peter Corbin and Caroline Marcella (Saylor) Corbin
  • Chatfield Cemetery

Mary Jane Griffith
Mar 13, 1921 - Mar 14, 1921

RICE NEWS.
(The Rice Rustler)

Infant Died.

The infant girl of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffith of Carl Bottom died Monday afternoon and was buried at Chatfield cemetery Tuesday. They have the sympathy of their friends.

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Henry R. “Hal” Thorp, Sr.
May 1, 1849 - May 16, 1917

DIED IN GUINES COUNTY.

Remains Will Be Interred Here Tomorrow Morning.

H. R. Thorp, aged 68 years, the father of Ben Thorp of Corsicana and the brother of J. P. Thorp of Chatfield, died at Plantersville, Guines county yesterday afternoon and the remains will arrive here this afternoon at 5:30 and be taken to the home of his son, 1316 West Thirteenth avenue. The funeral will occur from the Catholic church tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. Father Graffeo officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery, and T. J. Brennon, Phil Reilley, Mike Reiley, Tom Hickey, Nick Grico, and Mike Hunt will act as pallbearers.

The deceased resided here for a number of years and the surrounding county will regret to learn of his death.

Notes:

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The remains of the late Hal R. Thorp, who died at Plantersville, Grimes county, two days ago, were interred here this morning in the Catholic cemetery, the funeral taking place from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. High mass was said in honor of the dead and a large concourse of friends of the deceased and his family attended the funeral.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 18, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fleta (Hogan) Thorp buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Plantersville, Tx; s/o J. B. J. L. Thorp & Mary Maxwell (Griggs) Thorp-Markey buried in Plantersville, Grimes county, Tx. (step-father James Kelly Markey)

Margaret (Mullins) Braxmier
Jan 29, 1876 - Jan 5, 1937

NATIVE CORSICANAN DIED IN HOME WHERE BORN 60 YEARS AGO

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Braxmier, aged 60 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died at her home, 316 East First Avenue, Tuesday night at 9:30 o’clock, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mrs. Braxmier was a native of Corsicana. She was born in the residence where she resided all of her life.

Surviving are a son, Johnnie Braxmier, Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Josephine Braxmier, Corsicana, and Mrs. S. E. Ross, Shreveport; two sisters, Mrs. R. Beck, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. W. Nevies, San Antonio; a brother, John T. Mullins, Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Jennie (Cornell) Ferguson
abt 1891 - Mar 1920

Died Near Ward Bridge.

Mrs. Jennie Cornell Ferguson, aged twenty-nine years, died near Ward Bridge Saturday night, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday. She is survived by her husband and three children.

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Samuel W. Pryor
Dec 18, 1870 - Dec 11, 1920

Died Saturday Afternoon.

Sam Pryor, aged 49 years, and a good citizen of the Pursley community, died suddenly at his home last Saturday afternoon after having been in ill health for some time, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children and many other relatives in the county.

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Margaret “Maggie” (Donaho) Paulk
Nov 6, 1901 - Nov 12, 1920

Remains Interred at Hamilton.

The remains of Mrs. Maggie Paulk, wife of Fred Paulk, who died at the family home here yesterday morning, were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. The deceased was nineteen years of age, and was the daughter of W. L. Donaho, and a granddaughter of Wes Martin.

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A Tribute.

(Written by Topsy.)

In memory of Mrs. Fred Paulk who died November 12, 1920.

The deceased was 19 years of age. She leaves a husband and a little baby a year old to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of Mr. W. L. Donahoe and the funeral took place at the family home.

It was hard to give her up but God needed one more angel amidst his shining band, and so he bent with loving smiles and clasped Maggie’s hand. She was so kind to all she met, and she was loved by all who knew her, and so many of her friends will be sorry to learn of her passing away so unexpectedly, and our hearts are made sad but we know it was God’s will for her mission to be a star in heaven to guide the loved ones left behind. But she is not dead, no, she is but transplanted from earth to heaven. May the Lord comfort their bereaved hearts that they may say: The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, is my prayer in this, their sad hour. The entire family have our sympathy. To them I can only say, look up higher for her; her torn and pain-racked body is there, but her spirit is with the Lord in eternal glory at rest.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Shiver. She was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery amid many beautiful floral offerings.

You have lost your dear Maggie;
She has bid us adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven
And her form is lost to view.
The vacant place, the empty chair—
We see them day by day;
It fills our hearts with care
Since our loved one went away.
But God had a place in heaven
That he wanted to be complete
So he took your darling Maggie
To fill the vacant seat.
Your hearts are almost broken
For you realize your loss.
God gives us grace sufficient
To help you bear the cross.
Her troubles are all ended here,
Her sufferings all are over;
But in that bright and happy home
We meet to part no more.
And when life’s journey is ended,
And we are called home to rest
We’ll meet our own dear loved ones
In the city of the blest.

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SON Soape
abt 1907 - Mar 15, 1920

Died at Angus

The 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Soape of Angus died Monday of pneumonia and whooping cough and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Noah Bedford Cavnar
abt 1885 - Mar 13, 1920

Died Near Zion’s Rest.

Noah Bedford Cavner, aged thirty-five years, died Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rosa Bowmer in the Zion’s Rest community and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday. The deceased is the son of Geo. Cavner and had been in ill health for some time.

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Mary Elizabeth (Perry) Bates
Dec 22, 1861 - May 27, 1919

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bates, wife of W. P. Bates of the Rural Shade community, died at the P. and S. hospital this morning following an operation there last Saturday. The deceased was fifty eight years old and is survived by her husband and five children. The remains will be interred in the Long Prairie Cemetery, south of Kerens tomorrow.

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Eugene Arthur “Gene” Gunnels
Apr 25, 1855 - Apr 25, 1919

Died at P. and S. Hospital.

Gene Gunnels, aged 64 years, and whose home is near the Wild Cat Crossing on the Trinity, died at the P. and S. Hospital here last night after an illness of nine weeks and the remains will be interred in the Long Prairie cemetery tomorrow. The deceased leaves a wife and eight children. It is said that death was due to the “sleeping disease.”

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Louise (Sims) Milam
Oct 7, 1891 - Jun 14, 1919

Took Carbolic Acid.

James Sims, a former resident here but now living in Chandler, was here today on his return from Dallas where he went to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. L. E. Milam, who drank carbolic acid at her home there Saturday morning because of domestic trouble. The deceased was formerly Miss Sallie Sims and was reared in the Pinkston community. The remains were interred in Dallas.

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John Matthew Scarborough, Jr.
abt 1882 - Dec 26, 1920

DIED IN JAPAN.

John Scarborough Was Reared in Navarro County.

Last night Judge Hawkins Scarborough received a cablegram from Onsankinko, Japan, saying that his brother John Scarborough, had died on the 26th of December as the result of gas poisoning and was buried there. The cablegram bore the signature “Dettie”, which is the given name of the wife of the deceased. Judge Scarborough says the last letter he had from his brother said in it that the mine which he was superintending had taken fire but that it meant no danger to him. Judge Scarborough now thinks that his brother, possible entered the mine and was overcome with gas.

John Scarborough was reared in this county. He graduated out of the Corsicana high school in 1901 and later attended and graduated from A.& M. College. For five or six years he held a responsible position in the Corsicana post office. He was married here to Miss Hammett who survives him. He also leaves a three year-old son. He was thirty-eight years of age and has been in Japan for about eight years, during which time he has been with a mining company. His death will be deeply regretted here. He was a sturdy young man and had many friends.

Judge Scarborough has no further information than that contained in the cable, which he answered at once.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 28, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Died in Japan 1901 Corsicana High school graduate
  • h/o Delphia Stanley “Dettie” (Hammett) Scarborough married Oct. 20, 1915 s/o John Matthew Hawkins, Sr. and Mary Catherine (Hawkins) Scarborough

Roger Sherman Loyd
Feb 1, 1874 - Jul 22, 1921

WILL BE BURIED AT OLD HOME.

Roger Loyd Will Be Buried at Italy Tomorrow.

The Dallas News of today contains the following concerning the death and burial of the late Roger Loyd:

Roger S. Lloyd, 47 years old, banker, of Blooming Grove, died at a local sanitarium Friday at noon after a lingering illness of nearly a year. Mr. Lloyd was the son of A. J. Lloyd, former Representative in the State Legislature and land owner of Ellis county.

Mr. Lloyd has been interested in a large number of activities in Ellis county. He was born in Ellis county. He is survived by his father, his wife, five brothers, one son, one daughter and a sister, Mrs. M. G. Young, who lives in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Christian church at Italy. The Masonic Lodge of Blooming Grove will be in charge of the service.

Active pallbearers will be Whit George, F. H. Simpson, H. D. Williford, R. S. High, E. B. Robinson and R. L. Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. W. M. Ellis, J. B. Banks, J. H. Wharton, Jay Sewell, John B. Jones, J. D. Stokes, J. B. Germany, J. C. Beck, Dr. J. A. Wilkinson, B. F. Hartzell, Richard Griffin, W. J. Catlock, B. D. Burns, J. M. Reid, John B. George, Dr. J. S. Stubbs, Dr. G. C. Kelsey, George Mabry, T. M. George, Jr., J. W. Spivey, W. E. Huffstutler, W. L. Pevehouse and S. A. Roberts.

The pallbearers are all of Blooming Grove, except B. F. Hartzell, Corsicasna and J. C. Beck of Frost.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 23, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Italy cemetery, Italy, Texas (Ellis county)
  • h/o Daisy (Maddox) Loyd; s/o Andrew Jackson Loyd & Lucy H. (Blanton) Loyd

John H. Roberts
Sep 28, 1885 - Sep 14, 1921

Died in San Antonio.

John A. Roberts, who was a resident here for many years, died in San Antonio yesterday after a long illness with Bright’s disease. The deceased was a brother of S. A. Roberts of Blooming Grove and of Mrs. Barbara Jeffers of Corsicana. He had many friends here at the time of his residence in Corsicana, and all will regret to learn of his death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 15, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, Texas
  • h/o Mary J. (unk) Roberts s/o A. C. Roberts & Mary (Moore) Roberts per death certificate

Robert M. Gibson, Capt.
1886 - 1918

BODIES OF SOLDIERS HERE

One to Richland and the Other to Mexia For Burial.

The bodies of Corporal Willie A. Robinson and Capt. Robert N. Gibson passed through here today. The first named was being shipped to Richland and the other to Mexia for burial.

Both died overseas while in the service and the casket of each was covered with an American flag. Each body was also in charge of a soldier, that of Capt. Gibson being in charge of Capt. J. N. Hopkins, Third Infantry, Camp Pike, while Corporal Saunders, Headquarters Company, 76th Field Artillery was in charge of the body of Corporal Robinson.

The Fort Worth band accompanying the Fort Worth excursionists formed near the caskets and played the National air. Capt. Hopkins and Corporal Saunders stood at attention while every hat was removed. It was a splendid tribute to the dead soldiers and one that made a deep and lasting impression.

The Fort Worth party was en route to Mexia and stopped here for a visit of a few minutes and seeing the caskets the ban bestowed the honor referred to.

Capt. Hopkins says 200 bodies of soldiers that had arrived from overseas were shipped to their final destinations from Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., yesterday.

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Albert Russell Ray
Jul 5, 1893 - Oct 17, 1918

Died Near Hogan Bridge.

Russell Ray, aged 26 years, son of W. H. Ray and wife, who live near the Hogan Bridge, died last night of pneumonia and the remains were laid to rest I the Petty Chapel cemetery this afternoon at four o’clock. This family is sorely afflicted. Six others are now sick, and three of these have pneumonia.

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William B. “Baldy” Thompson
abt 1848 - Mar 1920

W. M. (BALDY) THOMPSON DEAD.

Lived North of Corsicana ad Was Well Known.

If the death of Mr. Wm. (“Baldy”) Thompson has been chronicled in these columns the reporter fails to recall the face and as far as his information goes he did not know that Mr. Thompson had answered the final roll call until told of it by Mr. Joel Sink yesterday.

Mr. Thompson lived north of town on a farm two and one-half miles and near the section house. One week ago last Sunday he suffered a stroke of apoplexy while standing at the front gate of his residence and fell, where his wife found him. On the following Monday night he died without regaining consciousness or being able to talk with understanding. Tuesday he was buried at Petty's Chapel. Besides his wife he is survived by a married daughter, Mrs. Jesse Beale. He was about seventy two years of age.

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Mary Jane (Barlow) Thompson-Phillips
Jul 4, 1852 - Jan 15, 1921

Died at Petty’s Chapel.

Mrs. W. L. Phillips, better known as Mrs. W. J. Thompson died Sunday the 15th instant, at the family home at Petty's Chapel, two miles northeast of town and was buried there. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laura Beale, and six grandchildren, two of whom are motherless, the others the children of Mrs. Beale.

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Walter Lee Parrish
Nov 4, 1871 - Oct 8, 1921

Died Saturday Morning.

W. L. Parrish, aged 55 years, died near Petty Chapel Saturday of cancer after a long illness, and the remains were interred at Petty Chapel yesterday. The deceased is survived by his wife and six children.

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Matilda Jane (Stotts) Roper
Apr 16, 1856 - Feb 19, 1921

Died Near Here.

Mrs. Matilda Jane Roper, aged 75 years, died at the home of her son, Geo. H. Roper, three miles east of here last night at 9 o’clock, and the funeral will be in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 18, 1921 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Remains Interred at Petty Chapel.

The remains of the late Mrs. Matilda Jane Roper who died at the home of her son, G. H. Roper, three miles east of here yesterday were interred at Petty Chapel at 3:30 this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 19, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (one obit says Oakwood and the other Petty’s Chapel death certificate says Petty’s Chapel)
  • w/o Wilson Alexander Roper married Oct. 7, 1869 d/o George L. Stotts & Amanda (McCormick) Stotts

William Walker Adams
Sep 16, 1863 - Mar 23, 1920

DIED OF HEART FAILURE

Had Been a Resident of Powell for More Than Twenty years.

W. W. Adams, for more than twenty years a resident of Powell, died there late yesterday afternoon very suddenly of heart trouble. He was seated in the door of his store, talking to Mr. J. J. Stone when he complained of a severe pain in his left side, and got up and walked a few steps on the sidewalk. Those near him saw that he was about to fall and caught him and eased him down on the sidewalk. An automobile was summoned and he was taken to his home near by, and expired a few moments after he reached the house.

The deceased was for a number of years a merchant and postmaster at Powell, and his wife is now postmistress there. For some three or four years the deceased had left the store and postoffice to his wife, and he devoted most of his time to developing a farm he had purchased in Henderson county, near Trinidad. The deceased is survived by his wife and several children, among the children are two sons in California, and these have wired that they are coming to the funeral and burial will be delayed till their arrival, hence it is not now known just when the funeral will take place. The deceased was in all respects a most excellent citizen, and his sudden death cast a gloom over the community where he had lived so long, and is sorely regretted by many friends over the county.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 24, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Prairie Point cemetery
  • 1st wife Annie (Green) Adams married Nov. 11, 1885 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth (Brogan) Adams married Jan. 28, 1897 buried in Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Texas; s/o William Vause Adams & Margaret Louisa (Trotman) Adams

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FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW

Remains of Good Citizen to Be Laid Away at Prairie Point.

The remains of the late W. W. Adams, who died at Powell suddenly Monday afternoon will be laid to rest in the Prairie Point cemetery, near Bazette, tomorrow afternoon. The funeral party will leave Powell at 1 o’clock and the funeral services will take place at 3 o’clock at the grave.

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Eddie Goodwin
Feb 19, 1907 - Apr 14, 1927

DEATH OF YOUNG WOMAN IS SHOCK TO HOME COMMUNITY

The entire community at Buffalo, seven miles north of Kerens, experience a pall of sadness Thursday morning when Miss Eddie Goodman, aged 20 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Goodman passed away about 9:30 o’clock, Miss Goodman had been in ill health for about six months, suffering from pernicious anemia. She was born and reared in the Buffalo community and had many friends who are sorely grieved at her demise.

The funeral services were held at the Prairie Point cemetery at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hall, pastor of the Methodist church of Bazette. The deceased is survived by her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Addie L. Holleman, and Lucille and Ruby Goodman; four brothers, Loane, John, Chester and Lester, all of the Buffalo and Wilson communities.

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Margaret Bahetha (Jennings) Jennings
Jul 1, 1843 - Apr 3, 1921

Aunt Martha Jennings Called Home.

Mrs. O. T. Jennings, better known as “Aunt Martha,” an aged and most highly esteemed long-time resident of Kerens, died at her home here Sunday evening at six o’clock. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, services being conducted at the Baptist church by Rev. W. A. Corkern, and interment being in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Margaret B. Jennings was born in Edgefield District, July 1, 1843, and with her devoted Christian parents moved to Hohenlinden, Miss., a year later, near which place she grew to young womanhood and married Mr. O. T. Jennings on Aug. 16, 1866. A few years later they moved to Navarro county, Texas which has since been her home. Her husband passed away Feb. 3, 1894, leaving her a widow almost as long as she was a wife. She professed faith in Christ at an early age, and was a true Christian and was always devoted to her family. She was a member of the Kerens Baptist church. Her home was always a welcome place for ministers. Her two brothers were ministers. She is survived by four children: Mrs. F. C. Dunbar, Miss Maud Jennings, George B. Jennings and Wyatt O. Jennings.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 11, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Osborn Thomas “Pony” Jennings married Married Aug. 16, 1866; d/o Osborne “Aus” Jennings & Nancy Elizabeth (Getson) Jennings

Emmett Lee McWilliams
Dec 1, 1871 - Nov 4, 1921

Died in Oklahoma Yesterday.

Emmett McWilliams, a brother of E. C. and Thomas McWilliams, of Corsicana and who was reared here, died in Greer county, Okla., yesterday and the remains will be brought here and interred in the Prairie Point cemetery either tomorrow or Monday. The deceased was fifty years of age and a bachelor.

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Mary Ann Elizabeth (Albritton) McWilliams
Mar 27, 1858 - Nov 20, 1947

Rites Held Friday For Mrs. McWilliams

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Albritton McWilliams, aged 89 years, who died here Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the church.

A native of Wilcox county Alabama, Mrs. McWilliams had resided in Navarro county for 70 years. She lived in the Bazette, Buffalo and DeArman communities in East Navarro county prior to moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are four children, W. O. McWilliams, San Benito; Thomas and Judge C. E. McWilliams both of Corsicana and Miss Annie McWilliams, Corsicana; three brothers, M. F. Albritton, Childress; O. L. Albritton, Corsicana, and C. C. Albritton, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Burson, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. M. Warren, Roy Harrison, W. E. Slaughter, T. E. Thompson, J. H. Burke, W. C. Pearce and Z. T. Banks.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Julia Ben (Majors) Harris
Oct 19, 1917 - Jan 2, 2016
 
Julia Ben Majors Harris, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, was welcomed into heaven on Jan. 2, 2016, at the age of 98.
She was born to Benjamin Hick Majors and Sarah Louise (Loudie) Langston Majors of Mount Vernon, on Oct. 19, 1917. Ahead of the times in many ways, she was an athlete, playing on her school’s volleyball team. A graduate of Highland Park High School, she pledged Sigma Kappa and graduated from SMU, and wed William Wesley Harris, a Kappa Sigma from Corsicana, on June 20, 1939.

Not the typical marry-in, Julia Ben quickly adopted her new family, counting her in-laws among her closest friends, and creating opportunities for extended family to play together and know one another on a deeper level. She acted as surrogate mother to many, sending care packages during exams, meeting new parents and babies coming through town, and cooking favorite dishes for birthdays, her loved ones’ friends were always welcome at her table. An expectation set up during her childhood years survived her grandkids’ childhood’s: of getting together frequently with loved ones, and expressing that love through gifts, kind words, and acts of service. She and Wesley were happily married until his death on Oct. 27, 1995.

Judy, as she was known to most of her church and real estate friends, was very active at Park Cities Baptist, as well as in Realtors’ Wives.
She was a loyal supporter of missionary work, including the Women’s Missionary Union. An avid reader, she particularly enjoyed volunteering in the library and researching genealogy, remaining active in formal and impromptu Bible studies and book clubs. In later years, her prayer work is where she focused most of her time. She was accomplished in handwork, teaching embroidery, needlepoint, crocheting, knitting, and latchhook to family and friends. As she matured, she spent more of her time making prayer shawls, to donate to others also treading the spiritual path.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sarah Louise Majors; her brother, Zach Langston “Lank” Majors, her husband; her brothers-in-law Murray and Rev. Marion Harris, and Rev. J.T. Ayers; her sisters-in-law Ruth Harris and Elizabeth Ayers; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law: Eleanor Harris of Tyler and JoAnn Harris Means and husband Terry of Fort Worth; cousin Dan Majors and wife Sharlyn of Dallas; three children and their spouses: W. Majors Harris and wife Barbara of Dallas; Sarah Lee Harris Jacobson and husband Michael of Margate, NJ; W. Wesley Harris, Jr. and wife Diane of Los Angeles; nephew Zach Langston Majors Jr. of Dallas; niece Sally Majors Woodward and husband Robert of Dallas; nephew Tom Harris and wife Anna Kay of Waco; nephew Tim Harris and wife Becky of Tyler; nephew Brent Harris and wife Deb of Tyler; niece Ruth Yeager and husband Glenn of Tyler; niece Annette Ayers Gibson of Georgetown; niece Judy Ayers Simpson and husband Rick of Hammond, LA; nephew Robert Means and wife Rachel of Tyler; niece MaryAnn Means-Dufrene and husband Matt of Fort Worth; niece Emily Means of San Diego; her grandchildren: Jedidiah Majors Harris and wife Birte; Leslie Ben Harris Hamilton and husband Eddy; Jenessa Jacobson Hoffman and husband David; Daniel Elliott Jacobson and wife Colleen; Laura Ruth Jacobson; and Julianna Jacobson; great-grandchildren Joshua, Shaun, and Katrina Harris; Lilah, Jake, and Ben Hoffman; Kieran, Jack Wesley, and Gavin Jacobson; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Her boundless generosity to her family, friends, and others will be greatly missed.

After a private burial, services will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church’s Ellis Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at 3 p.m. Although she loved flowers, Julia Ben would appreciate your making a donation in her memory to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, www.samaritanspurse.org, or to a charity of your choice.

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Larry Gene Baer
Feb 11, 1948 - Jan 3, 2016
 
Larry Gene Baer, 67 of Cedar Creek Lake, passed away Jan. 3, 2016 in Dallas. He was born Feb. 11, 1948 in Paris, Texas to James and Bertha Baer. He was a school administrator for Rice ISD since 1994. He was a member of Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Association of Community Schools, Association for Supervision, Curricullim Development, and Texas Association School Administrators. He enjoyed sports, coaching, playing and watching, basketball, golf and football. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan. He also enjoyed being outdoors and boating on the lake.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Baer Burnsed, and brother Wayne Baer.

He is survived by his wife Donna Baer of Cedar Creek Lake; daughter, Shelly Harrison and husband Stuart of Scurry; son Derek Baer and wife Cari of Prosper. Grandchildren; Alyssa Harrison, Makenna Harrison, Ellie Baer, Mikka Baer and Rylie Angelone. Brothers and sisters, Wilma Dunn, Max Baer, Thelma Simpkins, Peggy Wishard. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, Jan, 5, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Gordon Lockett and Jim Revill officiating. Burial will follow at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank. Pallbearers will be Jim Revill, Terry Baer, Sam Falls, Lan Rainey, Jim Allen, Michael Greeson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Georgia Savannah “Van” (Peterson) Chapman
Jun 14, 1888 - Nov 3, 1920

Died in Ranger.

Word was received here today stating that Mrs. E. A. Chapman aged 31 years, died in Ranger at 7 o’clock this morning. Her sister, Mrs. M. F. Patterson was called to her bedside yesterday and was with her when she died. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. M. F. Patterson.

The remains will be buried at Richland and will either arrive in Corsicana tonight or tomorrow.

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Neoma Hayes
Sep 21, 1910 - Mar 15, 1920

RICHLAND NEWS.
(The Richland Times.)

Died in Hospital

The 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hayes died in the hospital at Corsicana, and the remains were brought to Richland Monday night.

The little girl had undergone an operation for appendicitis.

The Times joins the friends of the family in offering sympathy to the bereaved. Nothing is sadder than the death of a child.

The pupils of her room honored their little playmate by attending the funeral in a body.

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William Douglas Brown
May 9, 1852 - Feb 23, 1920

Died at Richland.

W. D. Brown a merchant at Richland, died Sunday night, aged 59 years and the remains were interred there yesterday afternoon. The deceased left a wife and several children.

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William Allen “Willie” Robinson
Mar 26, 1895 - Feb 16, 1919

BODIES OF SOLDIERS HERE

One to Richland and the Other to Mexia For Burial.

The bodies of Corporal Willie A. Robinson and Capt. Robert N. Gibson passed through here today. The first named was being shipped to Richland and the other to Mexia for burial.

Both died overseas while in the service and the casket of each was covered with an American flag. Each body was also in charge of a soldier, that of Capt. Gibson being in charge of Capt. J. N. Hopkins, Third Infantry, Camp Pike, while Corporal Saunders, Headquarters Company, 76th Field Artillery was in charge of the body of Corporal Robinson.

The Fort Worth band accompanying the Fort Worth excursionists formed near the caskets and played the National air. Capt. Hopkins and Corporal Saunders stood at attention while every hat was removed. It was a splendid tribute to the dead soldiers and one that made a deep and lasting impression.

The Fort Worth party was en route to Mexia and stopped here for a visit of a few minutes and seeing the caskets the ban bestowed the honor referred to.

Capt. Hopkins says 200 bodies of soldiers that had arrived from overseas were shipped to their final destinations from Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., yesterday.

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Ernest Garland
Dec 25, 1905 - Oct 17, 1921

Died Near Angus.

Ernest Garland, aged sixteen years, the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Garland of Angus, died yesterday after a long illness with kidney trouble and the remains were interred at Richland this afternoon at 3:30. The deceased was adopted by Mr. and Mrs.
Garland out of the Rev. I. Z. Thorn’s orphanage at Fort Worth, when a small child, and he had a real home with these good people, and his death is a severe blow to them.

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James Douglas "Jim" Ragsdale
Apr 17, 1925 - Jun 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek, Mabank, TX.

Visitation
Sunday, July 03, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park
601 State Highway 198 at Walnut
Mabank, Texas 75147
(903) 887-3111
Driving Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
10:30 pm
Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel
601 State Highway 198 at Walnut
Mabank, Texas 75147
(903) 887-3111
Driving Directions
Graveside Service
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
3:00 pm

 

Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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